Here at John O’ Connell, we LOVE loft conversions, not only do we think they look great, but they offer a multitude of benefits to your existing property. So even if you are convinced that you want to sell up, take 5 minutes to read our top 5 reasons why you should consider improving your existing home with a fantastic new loft conversion first.
1. Versatile, Extra Living Space
Whether you need a home office, extra bedroom or bathroom, children’s playroom or simply a larger storage facility, a loft conversion will add extra space to your property to use however you wish, helping you put your wasted space to good use.
2. Upgrade Your Home on a Budget
I don’t think you need us to tell you that moving to a new house is stressful, not to mention expensive, with stamp duty, conveyancing and many other fees to fork out for.
Installing a loft conversion allows you to re-vamp and up-size your existing property to better suit your family needs and lifestyle. It is likely to even inspire to improve the layout and design of existing rooms to compliment the new space at the top of your house. All this can be achieved within a reasonable budget, with money you would have lost on paying stamp duty on a new property! Do your research, get some professional advice and you might just be able to create your dream home in the property you are already in!
3. A Room with a View
Extending from the top of your house will provide you with views over the landscape your property sits on. For those lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful scenery a loft conversion will allow you to appreciate beautiful views and feel more connected with nature, maybe even by creating an exceptional master bedroom with a balcony to enjoy the vista. For those living in more urban areas, extending from the top-up will also allow you to let in more light and be clever with windows to focus in on treetops and fields in the distance.
Did you know – By adding another double bedroom in a home, you can add more than 10% to the value of the house?
4. Add Value to Your Property
Even if you don’t require extra living space and are certain you want to move to a new house, adding a loft conversion to your existing home will add considerable value to your property when the time comes to sell up. If you have the funds to invest in a loft conversion project before selling, we recommend that you investigate. The average loft conversion, (dependent on size and location) increases the value of your property by 20% – 24% which means you can be happy in the knowledge that your house is worth a lot more than what you bought it for and that you could potentially be shopping for an upgrade.
5. Make a Design Statement
Aside from the money and space-enhancing benefits, loft conversions make stunning additions to the design of the home and can really create the wow factor. You can choose to blend the design into the existing aesthetics of your home or create a new contemporary design that modernises not only the inside but the outside look of your house. Think large glass windows, dark frames and sleek lines. Check out our Pinterest page for our favourite loft conversion looks!